Welcome to the Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. We are your connection to Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.  We provide unbiased, objective, research-based information and educational programs to individuals, families, organizations, and communities in the three broad areas of: Agriculture and Natural Resources; 4-H Youth Development; and Family and Consumer Sciences.

Why Cooperative? We are the product of a cooperative agreement between Henrico County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States Department of Agriculture. We provide educational programs directed to the needs of Henrico County citizens with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers. The Henrico Extension Leadership Council helps us identify these needs and is our partner in the design, implementation, and evaluation of our education programs.

Become an expert on all things green by enrolling in the
Henrico Master Gardener Volunteer Program

 Henrico Master Gardener Volunteer Application


The Master Gardener Volunteer program includes training and instruction in all aspects of horticulture, including lawn care; trees and shrubs; vegetable gardening; and pest management. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday morning from January to March. Learn more…



Sign up now for your 2016 SMART Lawns Plan


SMART Lawns Brochure     SMART Lawns Enrollment Form     SMART Lawns Fertilizer Calculator

SMART Lawns is a seasonal, comprehensive program that teaches a step-by-step approach to building healthy lawns and provides participants a plan tailored to fit their specific lawn-care needs.  SMART Lawns are beautiful because they are healthy, green up more quickly in the spring, and make the best use of two valuable resources – your time and money.  They are also environmentally responsible and protect your neighborhood streams, lakes, ponds, and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.  Read more…



VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module

As a volunteer in our programs, we hope you share our core values for appreciation of differences and inclusion, because as a VCE volunteer, you share our civil rights responsibility to insure that our programs and services are nondiscriminatory. Please take a moment to complete the VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module.

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